SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Pixar Animation Studios is partnering with Khan Academy to launch the first of six free online lessons covering the art of storytelling, the course is taught by Pete Docter, Mark Andrews, and other filmmakers from the renowned Disney-owned studio. The new series includes Pete Docter, director of “Inside Out,” “Up” and ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The Genesis Prize Foundation announced this week that Anish Kapoor, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has been named its laureate for 2017. The annual prize recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to Jewish politics and culture, it comes with a $1 million cash prize. Kapoor, whose mother is Jewish, ..
MAHWAH, N.J. (Diya TV) — A new museum saluting and celebrating the experiences of Indian-Americans in the U.S. has opened at the Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah in New Jersey. The temple celebrated its grand opening of the new 13,800-square-foot cultural center on June 5. Built eight years ago beneath the temple, the space previously served ..
NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Steven M. Kossak decided at age 36 to return to school and pursue a degree in art history. Soon thereafter, he joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a research assistant, and worked his way up the totem pole to his current position, where he serves as full curator of the ..
NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — Tuesday morning, security personnel from India’s National Museum of Natural History called emergency services to report a fire on the top floor of the building. Flames spread throughout the six-story building quickly, 35 fire engines and dozens more firefighters were called to fight the blaze. “The fire began on the ..
STATEN ISLAND (Diya TV) — Neha Chauhan Woodward, an Indian-American Staten Island native, created a startup toy company with a specific vision: Create dolls that more accurately reflect the modern girl. Woodward, 29, said she came up with the idea while she was a Stanford MBA student — a degree she pursued after a brief career as ..
SANTA CLARA Calif. (Diya TV) Smear me with Pink and Orange, douse me in Blue in Green! Ahhh… All that I can imagine right now is having all these colors on me! The season of Spring blooms is here and “Holi” is the way millions celebrate the joy and cheer of this festival of colors. Holi is ..
CHICAGO (Diya TV) — Farha Sayeed, an internationally known and celebrated egg artist, hosted her first solo egg art exhibition in Chicago over the weekend. “The Easter Eggstravaganza” was held at Chicago’s celebrated symphony center over the weekend, with sale proceeds benefiting the American-India Foundation’s Maternal and New Born Survival Initiative (MANSI). Sayeed and her husband, Dr. ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Lilly “Superwoman” Singh and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi are the sole persons of Indian origin represented on Time magazine’s 2016 list of 30 Most Influential People on the Internet — just two years in, it’s PM Modi’s second selection in as many years. Singh, a Canadian YouTube sensation who possesses ..
Santa Clara, Calif. (Diya TV) ‘Mahashivratri’, a term derived from three words Maha, Shiva and Ratri which literally means “The Great night of Shiva”, is one the most important festivals celebrated on the new moon day in the month of ‘Phalgun’ according to Hindu Calendars. Lord Shiva is one among the three deities (Brahma, ..
Filmmakers Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Asif Kapadia win Oscars for their respective documentaries; Priyanka Chopra and Dev Patel present awards HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Diya TV) — On a night where diversity in Hollywood was top of mind, if not fully represented on center stage, two Desis won Academy Awards back-to-back for their respective works in documentary film. ..
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (DIYA TV) — In the heart of Silicon Valley, where the cultivation of technology has become as embedded into the culture as the California sunshine, alumnus of IIT Bombay continued their time honored approach to the growth of technology by hosting a hackathon at Juniper Networks last weekend. Consul General Ashok Venkatesan was ..
(DIYA TV) LOS ANGELES — Asif Kapadiya’s documentary on the life and times of the late singer Amy Winehouse, titled “Amy,” was honored at the 2016 Grammy Awards, being selected at the year’s Best Music Film. The Indo-British filmmaker has also been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Documentary Feature . Kapadiya ..
(DIYA TV) LOS ANGELES — Acclaimed musician and artist Anoushka Shankar, daughter of the late sitar player Ravi Shankar, got the chance to be a part of this year’s Grammy Awards — she spent the evening with other artists she has admired for many years, and was even given the opportunity to present awards during the ceremony. ..